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  • Originally posted by Fortius19 View Post
    I really enjoyed watching Vlasic compete. Happy to read she is at peace with her decision.

    I remember she lost only two meets in 2007-08. The one in '07 cost her a share in the Golden Jackpot and, of course, her Silver in Beijing. Crazy timing, but I guess that's Athletics.

    Crazy to think that if she had jumped 2.00 in Rio, a mark she has hit 166 times, she would have won.
    I think the 2nd place that cost her the golden jackpot was in 2008? In Bruxelles, last meet, to Friedrich. By the way, has Friedrich retired?

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    • Originally posted by xw View Post
      By the way, has Friedrich retired?
      She's the 5th named athlete in the first post on this thread!

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      • Miler/5000 guy Riley Masters has retired.

        https://bangordailynews.com/2021/03/...om-pro-career/

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        • As noted in the front page news links, AUS walker, Jared Tallent retires due to injury, leaving a pretty good competitive record at major champs.

          Championship Place Discipline Mark Place Date
          OG 3. 20 Kilometres Race Walk 1:19:42 Beijing 16 AUG 2008
          OG 2. 50 Kilometres Race Walk 3:39:27 Beijing 22 AUG 2008
          WC 5. 20 Kilometres Race Walk 1:20:27 Berlin 15 AUG 2009
          WC 6. 50 Kilometres Race Walk 3:44:50 Berlin 21 AUG 2009
          WC 2. 50 Kilometres Race Walk 3:43:36 Daegu 03 SEP 2011
          OG 7. 20 Kilometres Race Walk 1:20:02 London 04 AUG 2012
          OG 1. 50 Kilometres Race Walk 3:36:53 London 11 AUG 2012
          WC 2. 50 Kilometres Race Walk 3:40:03 Moskva 14 AUG 2013
          WC 2. 50 Kilometres Race Walk 3:42:17 Beijing 29 AUG 2015
          OG 2. 50 Kilometres Race Walk 3:41:16 Rio de Janeiro 19 AUG 2016

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          • This is an old story, but I just found about it in another story in Runner's World. (https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a3...0Non%20Openers)

            For family's sake, IU's Andy Bayer retires rather than try for Olympic run

            https://www.indystar.com/story/sport...rs/7318305002/

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            • published on our home page a month ago

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              • Rio Olympic Hammer 3rd placer Sophie Hitchon:

                https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/57255636

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                • Eilidh Doyle (GB top 400mH): twitter.com/eilidhdoyle?s=11
                  Last edited by jjimbojames; 06-02-2021, 11:26 AM.

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                  • More on Doyle:

                    https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/...rom-athletics/

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                    • VCB--Veronica Campbell-Brown--has retired, per Twitter!
                      Ato Boldon has already tweeted about it!
                      Must have just been announced!

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                      • Originally posted by aaronk View Post
                        VCB--Veronica Campbell-Brown--has retired, per Twitter!
                        Ato Boldon has already tweeted about it!
                        Must have just been announced!
                        I just saw her announcement on her official Facebook page. I thought she was going to retire after this year.

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                        • Is her retirement effective immediately, or the end of the season? She is listed in the 100m for the Jamaican trials.

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                          • Gold medalist Francena McCorory retiring from track


                            Francena McCorory chose to go to Hampton University over bigger schools and she leaves the track game with two gold medals and her own legacy

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                            • Originally posted by 18.99s View Post
                              Is her retirement effective immediately, or the end of the season? She is listed in the 100m for the Jamaican trials.
                              https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2021/...-brown-retire/

                              Veronica Campbell-Brown, who won back-to-back Olympic 200m titles to lead Jamaica’s ascent to the top of global sprinting, announced her retirement on the eve of her nation’s Olympic Trials.

                              “As I take off my spikes never to put them on again, this girl from Clarks Town walks away happy and contented with a race well run,” was posted on the 39-year-old’s social media. “Through the grace of God, I have climbed from a small town in Trelawny, Jamaica up the ladder of success to become one of the most decorated women in the Olympic Games and World Championships history.”

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                              • AS PJ wrote on Insta:

                                VCB has medals from 5 Olympic Games (matching Ottey's record) - 2000; 2004; 2008; 2012; 2016

                                She has a total of 12 individual medals at Worlds & Olympics (comparison: Ottey 17 - the record - Bolt 15, Felix 11)

                                What a great career!

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